Hole in the sea
11 Jan 1941 - 31 Aug 2009
These two photographs are stills from Flanagan’s 1969 film ‘Hole in the sea’, made for Gerry Schum’s television exhibition ‘Land art’. Filmed on the beach at Scheveningen, The Netherlands, Flanagan buried a hollow plastic cylinder in the sand during a rising tide filming the mysterious hole that appeared before the waves finally engulfed the cylinder.
2 gelatin silver photographs
top: 16.2 x 23.2 cm image/sheet; bottom: 15.7 x 23.2 cm image/sheet
Signature & date
Signed u.l. verso each photograph, black fibre-tipped pen "Barry Flanagan/ ...". Not dated.
Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2011
Not on display